Monthly archive

April, 2015

  •   Recall ballots for Derek Gore got mailed Monday to more than 500 of the Ward 4 constituents he represents on the Dillon City Council, according to Beaverhead County Election Officer Debra Scott. Voters will have until 8 p.m. on April 28 to return completed ballots to Scott by mail or by dropping them off at the Clerk & Recorder’s...
  •   More than a dozen local Boy Scouts attended the April 1 Dillon City Council meeting for a civics lesson about local government in action, and gained it, along with some laughs, but not from anything resembling an April Fool’s joke. The new-look Council, which has lost six members to resignation and gained four replacements by...
  •   To the editor,      In deep sorrow of soul through several chapters of the Old Testament, the Prophet Jeremiah was reminded of the perpetual backsliding sins of Israel’s people.  “Ye lie, steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, walk after other gods.”  There seemed to be a total absence of...
  •   To the editor,   Perhaps the next Republican scandal,  brought forth by LaVon Brillhart, will be that Senator Ted Cruz cannot run for president because he was born in Canada. It seems that Brillhart’s research needs honing, If that letter to Iran, signed by all those senators (all Republicans) is a violation of the Logan Act...
  •   The Dillon City Council convenes tonight for its eighth meeting in the past six weeks to consider whether to add a seventh member to its still depleted ranks. The council will vote on whether to appoint Seamus Manley to one of its two vacant Ward 1 seats. A Polson native, Manley came to Dillon in 2008 to attend the University of Montana...
  •   High winds Saturday caused two accidents on Interstate 15 north of Dillon and slowed traffic to a near standstill for almost two hours. The Dillon Volunteer Fire Department responded to the first accident and upon arriving on the scene witnessed the second accident. According to DVFD Chief Mike McGinley, both accidents involved tractor-...
  •   The Dillon Beaver softball team’s offense thrived in its first action of spring last week, scoring 29 runs while splitting a pair of games. The Beavs led Anaconda on the road Thursday until a late rally by the Copperheads handed the Beavs a 17-15 loss. But the BCHS girls left nothing to chance in their home opener on Saturday, when...
  •   After three weeks of preparation, the Beaverhead County High School Track and Field athletes got a chance to compete for the first time this season at the annual Sheridan Invitational Meet at Vigilante Stadium in Dillon. The most significant player in the meet turned out to be Mother Nature, as high winds and snow hampered the athletes and...
  •   Christopher Lee Stiles, 29, of Butte admitted his guilt in the August 2014 murder of Mark Robert Mullen during a change of plea hearing in the court of Fifth Judicial District Judge Loren Tucker at Beaverhead County Courthouse last Tuesday. In addition to the felony charge of deliberate homicide, Stiles admitted to tampering with evidence...

March, 2015

  •   To the editor,   Senator Steve Daines was elected to uphold the U.S. Constitution and to protect America. But Senator Daines and 46 other Senators Signed a senseless letter that was sent to Iranian leaders. This letter violated the U.S. Constitution and the Logan Act. The Logan Act forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiation with...